Often the first thing we think of when someone mentions the Dairy Group is good ol' milk! Which is as it should be, since the Dairy Group is named after milk, but there are more things you can do with milk than just drink it or stir chocolate into it! Let's take a look! What… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: What Adds Up to Dairy?
Breakfast in the winter is often eaten in the dark, but you can make each morning a little bit brighter with a yummy breakfast! Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins are a tasty and portable way to add a bite or two of fruit and whole grains to your day. Whole grains in the morning will give… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Want to celebrate with a bang? Let's microwave some popcorn! Yes, popcorn is a healthy, whole grain snack by itself! Why choose whole grains? They have all the good things your body wants! The extra stuff we usually add to the popcorn don't do as much for our bodies as the popcorn itself, so finding… Continue reading Celebrate National Popcorn Day!
Guess what grows really well in Utah... That's right! Beets and Cherries both grow well here! Combining them into a smoothie might seem a little bit different, but that is what makes it fun! Look how easy, and how pretty this smoothie is! It is only 4 easy to find ingredients and a few minutes… Continue reading Eat in Season: Cherry & Beet Smoothie
Have you ever seem a pomegranate? Have you ever eaten the tiny, juicy seeds of a pomegranate? They're a little bit different looking on the inside, but this tasty fruit is packed with vitamins like: Vitamin C. Vitamin K. Iron. Calcium. Potassium. Folate and pomegranates are in season in the winter! Getting all the arils… Continue reading Pick Apart a Pomegranate // Holiday Parfait
Today is a pretty delicious food holiday, and since we can dip anything in chocolate today, lets dip a fruit that is in season in the winter. Clementines (aka tiny oranges) are sweet, tasty, and easy for tiny hands to peel. Dipping them in chocolate only makes them tastier. For being so tiny, this little… Continue reading Celebrate Chocolate Dipped Anything Day with Chocolate Dipped Clementines!
Sometimes we need tasty food fast, and using a box mix is a great way to save time, but sometimes its fun to make something from scratch for special days. Stuffing (or dressing) is an easy-to-make-from-scratch holiday food! Yes, it is a couple more steps than making a boxed stuffing, but its still easy to… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Stuffing NOT From a Box
Cooler weather means many garden harvests are through, but sturdier plants like swiss chard are still holding their own! These green leafy vegetables are a little tougher than delicate lettuces, so they'll grow outside a little bit later in the cold Utah autumn, and they taste great! Red stemmed chard is pretty common, but it… Continue reading Eat in Season: Swiss Chard
As the weather cools off, the veggies we have available to us change with the seasons too. This yummy veggie dish combines two of fall’s most famous foods into one tasty dish: Apples and Brussels Sprouts! There are many different kinds of apples, and you can read more on apples and where they come from… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Bacon
Summer gardens all over Utah are bursting with tasty zucchini! These veggies are useful in so many ways, and both the flowers and vegetable parts are edible. In summer, when they are plentiful, zucchini is served sliced, diced, grilled, roasted, boiled, and baked into cookies and cakes. Zucchini has vitamins like potassium, as well as… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Bites
Spring is officially here! Lots of new vegetables are starting to grow and one of the easiest to eat is asparagus! Its crunchy and green tasting when its raw, like fresh peas, and cooks quickly on the grill, in the oven, or in a frying pan. If you're one of the lucky ones, you can… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad
Today is St. Patrick's Day, and in the USA, that means GREEN THINGS ALL DAY! Today's easy pasta recipe is bright green, full of flavor, and quick to make! You can use any shape of pasta, whether its a fun shape or a long noodle, and you can add in any and all veggies you'd… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Spinach Pesto Pasta
Persimmons mean fall is over! They are ripe and in season in late fall/early winter and can be found in lots of places like grocery stores, or in farmers markets that bring in fruit from California. (Utah is not ideal for persimmon growing!) They are beautiful and delicious, and tasting them is a good idea!… Continue reading Eat in Season: Persimmons
Captain Create has taken a balloon ride to find wild apples in Kyrgyzstan! The country is located high in the mountains of central Asia and used to be a crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road, which connected Asia and Europe to trade goods like spices, foods, porcelain, and most famously, Chinese… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyrgyzstan
It is finally peach season! We've been waiting for it since last year, and we've got recipes ready! Peaches are part of the stone fruit family and are full of vitamins, minerals, and flavor. You can find peaches growing on trees at farms, in people's yards, and for sale and farmer's markets and in grocery… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Peachy Summer Days